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Hello there !

I'm having difficulty fitting the gas regulator to my gas bottle. I lift the black ring and push down on the regulator but it doesn't stay. What doesn't help is the the gas bottle and regulator are in a cupboard so access is not brilliant and I cant push directly down on it.

Any help appreciated before I go away and buy a new regulator.
 
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Yeah lift the black ring up, push it down as far as you can on to the bottle top then pull the black ring down towards the bottle. It sometimes doesn't feel like it clicked but that's what you need to do.

Also should have the little black flip switch on top to.
 
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I assume you've already got a bulkhead regulator in the gas cupboard.

The jumbo connector you're trying to connect to the Repsol bottle isn't a regulator.

The fitting of the jumbo connector can be difficult. You'll need to take the bottle out of the van in order to get enough pressure on it. Raise the black ring then once the connector is in position, press down on the black ring.
 
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Hello there !

I'm having difficulty fitting the gas regulator to my gas bottle. I lift the black ring and push down on the regulator but it doesn't stay. What doesn't help is the the gas bottle and regulator are in a cupboard so access is not brilliant and I cant push directly down on it.

Any help appreciated before I go away and buy a new regulator.

I have exactly the same problem, I have more than one of these regulators and one is more difficult than the other but neither are easy and it takes considerable force to fit properly.

If you look inside the regulator there are several small ball bearings, try a little silicone spray on these, it helps a little.

From memory the difference between the regulators that I have is the number of ball bearings, the easier one has less.

I try and keep pressure on the top of the regulator with one hand while pressing the black ring down with the other, not easy in a confined space.

I sometimes have to take the bottle out of the locker to achieve a connection, my hoses are long enough to do this.
 
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Wagoneer - spot on yes your'e right. I've attached a photo

I don't think my hose is long enough to pull it out of the locker.

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Wagoneer - spot on yes your'e right. I've attached a photo

I don't think my hose is long enough to pull it out of the locker.

Detach the hose from the bottle top connector so you can remove the bottle. That's what I do. Then reconnect to the hose in the gas locker.
 
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I had that once, I can't remember if lubrication on the rubber seal on the bottle worked or undoing the hose and with the regulator on to release the pressure worked, ;) but it went on. :LOL:

No naked flames ! :oops2: Bob.
 
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Lube on the rubber seal sounds a good idea and detaching the bottle top connector to get the bottle out of the locker sounds a good place to start.
 
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They can be a pig... I have some good room in my locker but still need to pull the bottle forward to get these things clipped on fully. Maybe consider investing in a slightly longer pigtail, they should be changed every 5 years (date stamp of the tube) so if due could be a wise move..
 
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Repsol Portugal has changed their Propane connector in the last few weeks. Check the bottle and if it looks like the picture below then you will need the new connector, 2nd picture. This is NOT a regulator but connector to allow feeding your gas system from your filler point. If the connector is the same as the 3rd picture then it’s still the Jumbo connector as in the 4th picture (again NOT a regulator). I’m currently in Portugal and contacted Gaslow and they weren’t even aware of the change but are now sourcing the new connectors.
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Sometimes it's easy, next time I struggle my hoses are not over long, but I put an elbow on and it's a lot easier. :D2 Bob.
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I find the spanish one requires a slight turn when pushed down to secure.
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That's all very helpful.

Do I need to know anything about left handed threads when I attempt to remove the hose from the jumbo connector
 
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These are the bottle connections I am using. They look slightly different to each other but I think they are the same
 

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The second image is of the bottle I removed and the first is the new full bottle.

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That's all very helpful.

Do I need to know anything about left handed threads when I attempt to remove the hose from the jumbo connector

Yes, it's a left hand thread. My current Repsol bottle is same as the top on your 2nd pic.

Edit: Don't think the 3 internal lugs on the 1st image will interfer with the connection. However, can't see the black rubber sealing ring on your 1st image.
 
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The second image is of the bottle I removed and the first is the new full bottle.
They are the same.
As others have said you lift the black ring with both hands , push the regulator down & hold it in position whilst you then push the black ring down so that it locks the ball bearings in place. You really need it out in the open to do.
 
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Done. Thank you so much for all your instant help. The bottle had to come out of the locker, only way was to remove the connector with the left handed thread. I'm amazed at the response you guys gave.

Thank You.
 
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